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By now you already know the soap opera that was Derrick Rose and the Knicks this week. After disappearing on the team Monday night prior to the game against the Pelicans, Rose eventually contacted the Knicks and let them know he had a family issue. Whether you believe him or not is up to you but regardless, it happened. The bizarre atmosphere that night led to many rumors, which included talk of Rose retiring. Since he has already returned to the team, retirement clearly wasn’t on his mind and he let reporters know that after the Knicks win over the Bulls.


With news this Week that Rose is looking for a max deal after this season, it shows even more that the rumors of him retiring were never true. Rose told the New York Post “That’s something I don’t even want to speak into existence by commenting on it. I don’t know who would do that. Not at all. I was with my family.’”

Rose, who was also fined $200,000 by the team over the incident seemed more bothered about the retirement talk than the fine itself. Still, he hopes to be back with the Knicks next season and just wants to move past all of this.

“The relationship I’m building with Phil [Jackson] and Steve [Mills], I wouldn’t mind asking if I needed it,” Rose said. “I feel fine. What happened a couple days ago was in the past.”

H/t Complex